Conclusion: Sometimes it is very easy to write a conclusion on a product that is at a premium price point. If Intel or AMD come out with a CPU that’s faster than anything else out there, you can easily say “If you need the performance, or can afford it without an issue, just buy it.” With the NEC PA271W, despite the premium price it carries, the answer really isn’t quite as straight forward. The easiest answer is for those who are gamers.
Summary: For professionals looking for a large, glare-free, ergonomically adjustable display with tons of colour tweaking tools and technology to achieve and maintain accurate colour over time, the NEC MultiSync PA2701W delivers.
Conclusion: NEC SpectraView PA271 is a more expensive variant of the PA271W targeted at graphic, editing and post production. It has very extensive picture calibration options and features such as PIP (picture in picture), 2xUSB hub with a USB switch, and a stand with very good ergonomic adjustability.
Pros: Picture quality and color accuracy, Very extensive picture setting options, Fantastic color gradation, No backlight bleeding at all, Stand and range of adjustments, Response time
Cons: Price, Black level, Minor deviations in the color temperature presets, No A-TW polarizer
Excerpt: For all but the most budget conscious buyers, piecing together a home brewed rig often entails forking over a premium for certain components, depending on what you're trying to accomplish. If you're a gamer, you probably bought a high-end graphics card (or at least that's what you should have done). Do you spend more time ripping videos than fragging your friends? Then chances are you allocated a bigger percentage of your budget to your CPU than on other parts.
Pros: 10-bit panel, 3D Look Up Tables (LUT), Integrated KVM, Tons of easy-to-follow OSD controls, Spectacular performance
Cons: No HDMI port, It's thick and heavy, Comparatively expensive
Conclusion: With a price tag of a grand, the NEC MultiSync PA271W is expensive, but as is usually the case, premium quality commands a premium outlay. Its 27-in P-IPS panel offers impressive performance and a generous feature set, and its extensive settings menu allows you to fine tune the panel to meet your specific imaging needs. These credentials make the PA271W a great choice for a professional big screen monitor for those with deep enough pockets.
Pros: Solid greyscale and colour performance, Loads of features and settings, 2,560 x 1,440 resolution
Excerpt: NEC's MultiSync PA271W is a 27in widescreen LCD display aimed at colour professionals. With its 2560x1440 resolution, 300 cd/m2 brightness, 1,000:1 contrast ratio, multiple inputs, and plethora of tools for attaining (and maintaining) accurate colour, it appears that NEC has hit the target.
Conclusion: Firstly, you will probably know that this screen comes at a fairly high cost. In the UK the screen retails for ~£1220 GBP, compared with its more mainstream rival, the Dell U2711 retailing for ~£800. We have discussed the reasons for this in quite a lot of detail in this review but you need to remember that this is a screen aimed at the professional market and colour enthusiasts.
Pros: Excellent colour accuracy even out of the box. Massive range of calibration potential, Huge range of presets, options, features for professional colour use, Great uniformity and ColorComp works very well to improve even further
Cons: Mediocre black depth and contrast ratio in some calibrated preset modes, Average input lag, High price point due to product positioning
TEST: Nec MultiSync PA271W - Stor skjerm for proffene
20 May 2013
Excerpt: Etter at LCD tok over på skjermmarkedet er det viktigere enn noen gang å velge skjerm etter hvilke behov du har, mer enn å se seg blind på design og pris. Det er nemlig langt større forskjeller på forskjellige LCD-skjermer enn det var den gangen alle satt med store og tykke bilderørsskjermer.
Pros: Suveren fargegjengivelse. God kontrast. Flott til foto og grafisk arbeid. God ergonomi. Usb-hub med KVM-svitsj.
Produkttest: NEC MultiSync PA271W – Alternative zum Apple Cinema Display
12 January 2011
Excerpt: Eine gute Wahl fürs Geld… „Wer braucht einen 27-Zoll Flatscreen auf seinem Schreibtisch?“ fragte ich bereits in meinem Testartikel zum DELL Display Ultrasharp U2711 im September. Heute steht der NEC MultiSync PA 271W zur Ansicht auf meinem Desktop. Wieder so ein Riesending und mit 13,6 Kilogramm kein Leichtgewicht!